German Bratwurst


German Bratwurst

Bratwurst is one of Germany's finest culinary contributions. Experience this recipe from Bratwurst Roslein, a restaurant in Nuremberg, that specializes in, you guessed it, bratwurst.


Next time you have a summer gathering, try this beer-grilled bratwurst. It is easy and delicious and you can serve it on hot dog buns, hard rolls or any other type of bread. Adjust quantities depending on number of guests. We suggest you serve a bowl of sauerkraut or potato salad on the side.

And if you travel to Germany, you can sample many types of bratwurst with all its traditional accompaniments. And if you go during the holiday season, you can sample many more local treats at the Christmas markets. Enjoy!


5 good-quality bratwurst sausages

Pilsner beer, enough to cover bratwurst in a pan

2 large onions, halved, peeled and sliced

1 pat butter

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine bratwurst, beer and onions in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat. Allow to stand at least 30 minutes.

Remove bratwurst from beer, strain onions and discard beer. Heat a saucepan over moderate heat (this can be done on the grill), add butter and onions and cook until just browned. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Grill bratwurst until nice grill marks have formed and sausage is warmed through.

Place brats on buns, garnish with onions, add condiments according to your tastes. Best enjoyed with gourmet mustard and homemade sauerkraut.

Makes 5 servings.

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